Critter Ridge
Hardy Boer Meat Goats
kencandy@critterridge.net

Boer Goat and Meat Goat Events in Arkansas and Missouri

Attending events such as sanctioned Boer goat shows, junior Boer goat shows, market meat goat shows, educational seminars, and meat goat and Boer goat association meetings is a good way to learn more about the meat goat industry and ways to improve ones operation and production efficiency. Visiting and networking with other produces at these events, is also a good way to buy or sell breeding stock.

While we at Critter Ridge have made the production of breeding stock for commercial meat goat producers our primary goal, we believe that both open Boer goat shows and youth shows are very important for promoting the meat goat industry and improving the genetic base of the Boer breed. For that reason we have worked hard to promote these shows at the Northwest Arkansas District Fair Grounds in Harrison, Arkansas, and at the Arkansas State Fair in Little Rock.

Angela Showing a Boer Doe    Dean Showing a Boer Doe     Angela Showing a Market Meat Goat at State Fair

Ken and Candy's grandchildren, Angela and Dean Johnson, showing Boer goats at the Marion County Fair and at theArkansas State Fair. Pictures at the left were taken at the Marion County Fair, the Northwest Arkansas District Fair, and the Arkansas State Fair.

Meat Goats Events:

January18th, 2015, North Arkansas Meat Goat Association meeting, 2:00 PM, Farm Bureau Building, 110 Industrial Park Road, Harrison, Arkansas. Planning events for 2015.  http://www.arkansasmeatgoat.com.

April 25th, 2015, Show Me Spring Spectacular. Two ABGA shows, Missouri State Fair Grounds, 2503 West 16th Street, Sadalia, Missouri 65301. Arrival time after 1:00 PM, April 24th. Check in time: 8:00 AM Saturday. Entry fee $15.00 per class by April 20th. late entry, $25.00 per class.. No pen fee. ABGA judges Jesse Cornelius, Chip Kemp,. Contact person: Tracy Diefenbach, (816) 657-2274, tldief@gmail.com, http://www.amarugiaboergoats.com.

May 9th, and 10th, 2015
, Arkansas Meat Goat Association 6th Annual Arkansas Classic, 3 ABGA shows, Clark County Fair Grounds, Arkadelphia, Arrival time after 12:00 Noon, May 8th. Check in time: 7:30 to 8:30 AM Saturday. Entry fee $20.00 per class. Pen Fee $5.00. Show #1, 9:00AM Saturday, Judge Phil Stacy, Show #2, 1 hour after end of show #1, Judge Larry Epting, Show #3, 9:00AM Sunday, Judge Tom Dugas. Contact person: Anita Savage, (870) 365-5749, aksavage_04@hotmail.com, http://arkansasmeatgoatassociation.com

May 16th, and 17th, 2015, North Arkansas Meat Goat Association 14th Annual Spring Classic, 3 ABGA shows, Northwest Arkansas District Fair Grounds, 1400 Fair Grounds Road, Harrison, Arkansas 72601,  two ABGA Sanctioned Open Shows on Saturday one on Sunday, early entry fee $15.00, early entry deadline, May 9th, Late entry fee $20:00, pen fee $5.00, check in time 6:00PM to 10:00PM, May 15th, ABGA Judges: TBA. The contact person is Robert McMahen, (870) 577-1759, robert@northarkboers.com, http://www.arkansasmeatgoat.com.

May 23rd, and 24th, 2015, Goats in the Park, 3 ABGA Shows, Arena Park, Kiwanis Drive, Cape Gerado, Missouri, 63701, Judges Mark Berry, Nick Hammett, TBA, Entry fee $20.00, $50 for three shows. No late fees or pen fees.  Arival date May 22rd. Check in on May 23rd one hour befor show. Contact person Jim Crowley, (573) 718-1217, joncrowley@att.net.


June 20th, 2015, Pike County Boer Goat Classic, 2 ABGA Shows, Pike County Fair Grounds, 535 Highway 8N, Glenwood, Arkansas 71943, Entry Fee $10.00 due by May 25th. Late entry fee $20.00, Arrival date June 19th, Registration  Check in time after 4:00 PM to 6:00PM on Friday and 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM on Saturday, ABGA Judges: TBA. Contact person: Timothy Humble, (740) 870-0180.

July 19th, 2015, North Arkansas Meat Goat Association meeting, 2:00 PM, Farm Bureau Building, 110 Industrial Park Road, Harrison, Arkansas, http://www.arkansasmeatgoat.com.

July 30th through August 8th, 2015, Ozark Empire Fair, Ozark Empire Fairgrounds, 3001 North Grant, Springfield, Missouri, Details TBA, contact person Brittany Gillig, (417) 833-2660, brittany@ozarkempirefair.comhttp://www.ozarkempirefair.com.

August 13th though 25th, 2015, Missouri State Fair, Missouri State Fairgrounds, 2503 west  16th Street, Sedalia, Missouri 65301, Details TBA, Contact Person: Edna Vollmer, (660) 530-5616,  http://www.mostatefair.com.

September 24th, 25th, and 26th, 2015, Northwest Arkansas District Fair, Northwest Arkansas District Fair Grounds, 1400 Fair Grounds Road, Harrison, Arkansas 72601, Junior Market Meat Goats and Junior Boer Goats, contact person Robert McMahen, (870) 577-1759,
robert@northarkboers.com, http://www.arkansasmeatgoat.com


October 9th and 10th, 2015, Arkansas State Fair, 2600 Howard Street, Little Rock, Arkansas,72206, Two ABGA Sanctioned Open Boer Goat Shows at 9:00AM on Friday and on Saturday after Junior Boer Goat Show. One Junior Boer Goat Show at 8:00AM on Saturday, entry fee $12 for open and $8.00 for junior shows, due by September 1st, ABGA Judges TBA, contact person Sherman Lites, (501) 372-8341, linestockdir@asfg.nethttp://www.arkansasstatefair.com.

October 11th and 12th, 2015, Arkansas State Fair, 2600 Howard Street, Little Rock, Arkansas,72206,   Junior Market Meat Goat Show, Judge TBA, contact person Sherman Lites, (501) 372-8341, linestockdir@asfg.nethttp://www.arkansasstatefair.com.

October 17th, and 18th, 2015, Changing of the Fall Colors Boer Goat Show, 3 ABGA Shows, St. Francis County Fair Grounds, 1450 Woodlawn Drive, Park Hills, Missouri, 63601, Judges TBA, Entry fee $20.00. No late fees or pen fees.  Arival date October 16th. Check in on October 17th, one hour before show. Contact person Jim Crowley, (573) 718-1217, joncrowley@att.net.





If you are planning to have a meat goat event in Arkansas or Missouri and would like it posted on this page email the information to kencandy@critterridge.net.


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We are located in north central Arkansas, twenty miles south of Missouri.

Ralph is four miles south of Yellville, Arkansas, on Highway 14.
We are two miles west of Ralph on County Road 5040.



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